Rising stars of the British music scene

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    There are a number of musicians who are likely to become more popular in the next couple of years.

    UK rap artists in particular were starting to really make an impact in 2017. One of these artists is Dave who can be described as a hip hop grime musician and a south London rapper. He has released numerous singles and has managed to get over 1 million views on YouTube.

    Dua Lipa is a 22 year old from London who has been doing well. She released an album in 2017 that led to seven singles. One of these entitled Be the One made it to the UK top-19 and her single entitled New Rules, became a number one single in the charts in the UK.

    George Ezra is certainly an up and coming young singer and songwriter. He has done well in the charts in the adult alternative music scene, especially with his song Budapest.

    Another good alternative music artist is 27 year old James Bay whose single Hold Back the River became platinum; another album of his entitled Chaos and the Calm reached the top spot in the UK and did well in the US, reaching number 15 in the charts there.

    The UK band Royal Blood also perform alternative music that is liked by both British and American audiences. A former participant in X-factor, Ella Henderson first made her mark in 2014 when her single entitled Ghost made it to number 21 on the top 100 charts.

    Years & Years is a band of three who play electronic pop music. This London trio has done well. Their debut album entitled Communion  made it to number one in the UK in 2015.

    The band Jungle has been making some impressive music as well. There one album which was self-titled made it to number 3 in the UK dance/electronic albums charts. The band was first formed in 2013 in London by two friends, and has since grown to include seven people.

    MNEK is a 20 year old singer who was born in London. His real name is Uzoechi “Uzo” Emenike. He is a very talented singer and songwriter who ac-tually won an award for his songwriting in 2016 (the ASCAP Vanguard Award ).

    Duke Dumont is a musician, songwriter and DJ. He has recorded songs which have made it to number one and two in the charts. He had already received a Grammy award nomination in 2014 and is certain to make more of an impact in the coming years.

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    A Welsh band called Catfish & the Bottlemen seem to be having quite an im-pact as an alternative rock band. Playing together since 2007 they have al-ready made it to number 10 in the UK charts and reached platinum status in 2016.

    Drenge is an Indie rock band that has been together since 2010. In 2015 their album debuted on the UK album charts where it was at number 14.

    It is apparent that these young musicians, whether solo artists or band mem-bers are very talented and sure to continue to make an impact on the music world in the coming years.

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